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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: May 14, 2010 5:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the 4/15/70 jam

I hear the congas intermittently from the beginning of the first drum break through the entire jam segment. Most noteably mirroring the toms at around 0:30, 2:20 and 3:50.

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Poster: Skobud Date: May 15, 2010 9:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the 4/15/70 jam

I totally agree. You can absolutely hear congas, even on PC speakers. I have been saying for years I thought it was Jose Areas or Mike Carabello sitting in. Regarless of opinions, I still call it Santana Jam. Go back and listen to Abraxis, this jam sounds identical stylistically...

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: May 14, 2010 9:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the 4/15/70 jam

Sorry, I still think you're crazy :) All I hear are two drum kits, and not even the slightest hint of congas. But since I seem stand alone on this point I guess I'll agree to disagree.

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Poster: vapors Date: May 14, 2010 10:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the 4/15/70 jam

While after a couple of listenings I am inclined to agree with you, the presence of the other musicians at this show make it plausible that they may have jumped onstage for a moment or two. But although the drumming and the jamming are extremely compelling – I am thinking that what I hear could certainly be executed solely by the GD. They were that good. With all my expertise, I admit I am no expert. Fun stuff to ponder none the less.

Anyways just jumping in with the main intent of providing an easy link ( there is one other here) : http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-04-15.sbd.kaplan.14354.sbeok.shnf